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Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Guests: Mary Finnerty, Jeffrey Peterson, David Cummers, Bill Burleson

Harvey Milk Day on May 22 March & Rally

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Stephanie Kolari, Adults, Advocacy and Arts with Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

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Gearing up for a summer of great shows we heard a set of contemporary desert blues with tracks by Tinariwen and Bombino (coming to the Cedar in July) and Tamikrest (whose leader, guitarist Ousmane Ag Massa, first heard Tinariwen when he was five years old). Bill brought in some rare party music from Tanzania, Jojo shared some tracks from Kenya and Uganda, and we started off the whole thing with new music from two formidable sons of African superstars, Vieux Farka Touré and Femi Kuti.

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5/19 in a nutshell…
Counting backwards from the 3rd hour, we’ve brought back The Night Sky’s Turning Blue by Buford O’Sullivan for so long as the night sky indeed begins turning blue during the last hour of RSST. We GotchaSKAvered Phoenix City this week with the help of UK outfit The Family Circle. Women of Ska made up th 4@4, Sherwood B. Funn spun some new Mr. Ho (in which the Orchestrotica morphs from Esquivel big band into Third Stream exotica quartet to remind us all how cool Arthur Lyman still remains all these years after he began decomposing_ all this and Steve Turre, Cal Tjader and Shiina Ringo, too! In the first hour, Millie Small serenades Poor Little Willie, Raymond Harper goes on a Safari, and Bunny Skitter once again lecture a chauffeur on the evils of driving drunk. Hey, the message can’t be repeated often enough, so… DON’T DO IT! ‘Nuff said.

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